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As Cities Burn - "2020 AD": This song is just dancey enough that for a few seconds I forgot I wasn't listening to the new Muse album. In all seriousness, this feels like a proper follow up to some of the "punchier" songs on Hell Or High Water. It's great to hear the Bonnette brothers' voices complement ...

Muse – Simulation Theory

Simulation Theory seems to be the culmination of what Muse has been building toward since they began their pivot into arena rock with The Resistance. Many have decried the alleged "decline" of the band. Most of these people agree that the golden era of Muse ended with the release of Black Holes and ...

OLD WOUNDS – GLOW

For someone that loves music as much as I do, I have a problem. And "what is that?" you ask? Well, for as long as I can remember, I at times don’t listen to a band soon enough, or I find out about them after they have broken up. This has happened numerous times. And it’s frustrating. How does this ...

Happy Tooth – I’ve Been Meaning to Write About The Meaning of Life

I've been a local fan of Happy Tooth and Dug for a bit now. But it went to the next level when I came across a video of Happy Tooth doing a one-take spoken word piece outdoors. I can't put my finger on why, but something about that piece was striking. I knew then and there I wanted to review Happy ...

Sirius Blvck is a Major Threat to Today’s Ever-Changing Hip-Hop Scene, and Here’s How

I could write articles upon articles on the amount of talent I’ve encountered out of Indianapolis, particularly in the realm of hip-hop, and in some ways I have. I mean, just look at my monthly Hoosier Highlights series, for instance. It makes Indy feel less like a scene and more like a movement. ...

SINGLE PREMIERE: MINOR LOVE-WISDOM TEETH

One of the best aspects of a local music scene is watching those bands grow. In my lifetime I have watched so many do just that. And it’s a beautiful thing. A few years ago, I went to a show at a coffee shop in Hillard, OH to catch some friends from Arizona. The local on the show was one that I ...

Brujas Del Sol – II

Words: Ryan Getz Brujas Del Sol have single-handedly shaped a significant part of my development as a music journalist and indie music lover. I'm not exactly sure when I first encountered them. It might have been through an email. But one night 5 or 6 years ago, I found myself bouncing back and ...